The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life, a sculpted 14-story (145-foot tall), 50-foot wide tree, is the centrepiece and icon in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

Paths known as Discovery Island Trails weave around and through this homage to nature. Stroll the trails to see a swirling tapestry of 325 animals carved into the bark of this massive attraction. Look for creatures like Galapagos tortoises, lemurs and cotton-top tamarins.

A theatre is housed in the Tree of Life root system where the It's Tough to be a Bug! show is performed. This 8-minute, 3D movie and multimedia show features Flik, everybody's favourite ant, and his grasshopper friend, Hopper, from the Disney·Pixar film A Bug's Life—along with a supporting cast of insects and arachnids who provide a surprising look into the animal kingdom.

Don't miss the Tree of Life, and be sure to inspect its carvings carefully. There may even be a famous mouse hiding among its branches!